“It’s a luxury to be a writer, because all you ever think about is life.”
– Amy Tan
After advancing the productivity of others as an advertising executive on Madison Avenue; a publicist for Big Bird, Elmo and the gang on Sesame Street; marketing director for a renowned performing arts center and, as an arts administrator for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum – I’ve finally left the corporate world to do something I’ve always wanted to do. Since I was nine years old and wrote that first article for the Camp East Hill Farm newsletter, I’ve always wanted to write, and now I am finally a writer!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Throughout my corporate career I always found time – but never enough – to write a few articles about interesting people, places and ideas that made me want to learn more and share with others. I also wanted to complete the novel that had been rattling around in my brain and collecting on bits and pieces of paper and countless computer files.
As it has in the past, through a wonderful family, great jobs and unbelievable experiences, the Universe has once again conspired on my behalf. In the last couple of years my world has rearranged itself so that now the core of my life’s work is writing.
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker
My novel, Provenance, is complete; I’m self publishing and I’ve got two more novels following close behind the book’s summer 2015 debut. I’m querying from a long list of ideas for articles about the arts, culture, diversity, education, the environment, finance, health, sports, religion and more. Eclectic, I know – but curiosity is what keeps life interesting.
With this blog I’m sharing my adventure as an author and a freelance writer. If you’re on a similar journey, I hope I offer insight. I’d also like to hear about your process and progress. I hope you’ll comment on my posts and if you want to contact me directly, please fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch!